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How Well Do You Actually Know The Bible?

Blessed is the person who does well on this quiz.

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  1. 1.

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    90 in the Catholic Bible; 92 in the Protestant Bible
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    73 in the Catholic Bible; 66 in the Protestant Bible
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    34 in the Catholic Bible; 40 in the Protestant Bible
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    54 in both the Catholic and Protestant Bibles
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    The Catholic Bible comprises 73 books, while the Protestant Bible comprises 66.

    The New Testament of both the Catholic and Protestant Bibles includes the same 27 books. However, the Old Testament of the Catholic Bible includes seven deuterocanonical books not found in the Old Testament of the Protestant Bible.

  2. 2.

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    “God works in mysterious ways.”
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    “Money is the root of all evil.”
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    “I can do everything through him who gives me strength.”
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    “God helps those who help themselves.”
    Correct!
    Wrong!

    Only “I can do everything through him who gives me strength" is actually found in the Bible.

    It's found in the fourth chapter of Philippians. “God works in mysterious ways" has its roots in a 19th-century hymn by William Cowper, and “God helps those who help themselves" were the words of Benjamin Franklin, not a Biblical patriarch. As for the evilness of money, the Bible actually says, "For the love of money is the root of all evil."

  3. 3.

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    One week
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    Seven hours
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    Six days
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    1,000 years
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    Wrong!

    God spent six days creating the heavens and the earth.

    According to Genesis 2, "By the seventh day, God had finished his work. On the seventh day, he rested from all his work."

  4. 4.

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    The dust of the earth
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    Adam’s rib
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    An apple
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    The Bible doesn’t say
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    God created Eve from one of Adam's ribs.

    After putting Adam into a deep sleep, God "removed one of his ribs and replaced it with flesh. God then used the rib that he had taken from the Man to make Woman." However, contrary to popular belief, men and women have the same number of ribs.

  5. 5.

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    An apple
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    A snake
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    A fig
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    A piece of fruit
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    They ate a piece of fruit from the tree of knowledge of good and evil.

    Genesis 3 does not specify what kind of fruit Adam and Eve ate, though it is commonly depicted as being an apple.

  6. 6.

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    2
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    4
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    14
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    Depended on the kind of animal
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    Wrong!

    But the Bible's not exactly clear.

    In Genesis 6, God tells Noah to bring "two of all living creatures" onto the ark, but in the very next chapter, God directs him to bring aboard "seven pairs of every kind of clean animal," "one pair of every kind of unclean animal," and "seven pairs of every kind of bird."

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    His hair
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    His sandals
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    His eyes
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    His faith
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    Samson's strength came from his hair.

    After Samson revealed the source of his strength to Delilah, she cut his hair while he was sleeping, leading to his eventual enslavement.

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    With a spear
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    With a sling
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    With a bow and arrow
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    With his bare hands
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    David killed Goliath with a sling.

    The Bible says Goliath was around 9 feet 9 inches tall. After the fight, David cut off the giant's head.

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    A sea monster
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    A shark
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    A whale
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    A large fish
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    Jonah was swallowed by a large fish.

    ...in whose belly he spent three days and night. The Book of Jonah does not say exactly what kind of fish it was.

  10. 10.

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    Darkness
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    Flooding
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    Frogs
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    Lice
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    Wrong!

    Flooding was not one of the plagues of Egypt.

    The 10 plagues were 1) water turned into blood, 2) frogs, 3) lice, 4) flies, 5) diseased livestock, 6) boils, 7) hailstorms, 8) locusts, 9) darkness, and 10) the death of firstborn children.

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    The Mediterranean Sea
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    The Black Sea
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    The Red Sea
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    The Persian Gulf
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    God parted the Red Sea during the Israelites' exodus from Egypt.

    According to Exodus 14, God "made the sea into dry land" for the Israelites, but when the Egyptian forces pursued them, the "waters returned and covered the chariots."

  12. 12.

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    Thou shalt pray unto me as a child unto his Father.
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    Thou shalt have no other gods before me.
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    Thou shalt not take the name of the Lord thy God in vain.
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    Thou shalt not commit adultery.
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    "Thou shalt pray..." is not one of the Ten Commandments.

    God gave the Israelites the Ten Commandments after their exodus from Egypt.

  13. 13.

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    Genesis, Exodus, Leviticus, Numbers & Deuteronomy
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    Galatians, Ephesians, Philippians & Colossians
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    Matthew, Mark, Luke & John comprise the Gospels.
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    John 1, John 2 & John 3
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    Matthew, Mark, Luke, and John .

    These books, which begin the New Testament, offer unique perspectives on Jesus' life and death.

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    3
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    5
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    12
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    The Bible doesn't say
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    Wrong!

    The number is unknown.

    Though the Christmas carol “We Three Kings” leads you to think otherwise, the Bible actually makes no mention of the number of wise men who visited Jesus. The “Magi from the East” did, however, bring him three gifts: gold, frankincense, and myrrh.

  15. 15.

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    10
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    11
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    12
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    Different books give different numbers
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    Wrong!

    Jesus had 12 apostles.

    Of his many followers, Jesus designated 12 as apostles: Simon (Peter), his brother Andrew, James, John, Philip, Bartholomew, Matthew, Thomas, James son of Alphaeus, Simon (the Zealot), Judas son of James, and Judas Iscariot.

  16. 16.

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    Peter
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    Judas
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    Simon
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    Paul
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    Judas betrayed Jesus with a kiss.

    With the kiss, he identified Jesus to the soldiers so that they could arrest him. Shortly after, Peter denied knowing Jesus.

  17. 17.

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    Deuteronomy
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    3 John
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    Revelation
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    Amos
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    Wrong!

    Revelation is the final book of the Bible.

    The book, filled with apocalyptic allegories, deals with the end of the world.

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